NYC DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Full Job Description
New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services’ Home Care Services Program is responsible for Medicaid-funded non-institutional long-term care programs in New York City. Programs include the Personal Care Services Program, the Long-Term Home Health Care Program, the Assisted Living Program, the Care at Home Program, and the Managed Long-Term Care Program. Managed long-term care (MLTC) assists people who are chronically ill or have disabilities and need health and long-term care services, such as home care or adult day care, stay in their homes and communities as long as possible.
Medicaid-eligible clients seeking personal care services, HCSP staff assesses the medical need and determines the appropriate level of care. Both home attendant and housekeeping services are available through this program. Case management is provided by HCSP through its Community Alternative Systems Agency (CASA) Offices. Services in the home are delivered by approximately 90 contracted provider agencies. Self-directing disabled individuals may choose to participate in the Consumer-Directed Personal Care Program, under which the client assumes responsibility for training and oversight of their attendant.
The Home Care Services Program (HCSP) is recruiting for one (1) Staff Nurse, to function as a Staff Nurse in HCSP/Staten Island CASA, who will:
Conduct in-home assessments at the request of HRA using a State approved assessment instrument to evaluate the client’s ability to perform activities of daily living and the degree to which the client requires assistance for each function and task; the completed assessment would be entered into the New York State Department of Health (NYDOH) or HRA computer system.
Assist in determining the level of home care services or other services of care that the client needs based on the medical diagnosis and degree of functional impairment. The development of the plan of care must take into consideration client’s home environment and social support system.
Complete home visits and submit the completed HRA/NYSDOH approved assessments and recommendations forms no later than five (5) workdays after the date of assignment.
Conduct case reviews of new applicants, service change and re-authorization cases, and participate in special projects. The reviews consist of screening all documents related to the request for service and may include contacting the client’s physician or other resources for additional medical documentation and information as necessary.
Develop a plan of care for the type and amount of home care services to be provided to the client after reviewing all required case documentation.
Prepare documentation for and testify at Fair Hearings and at other legal proceedings to explain clinical findings and determinations regarding the plan of care.
Provide consultation to HRA Medical Review Team and social service staff at HRA’s request.
Complete self-audits of state approved assessments and medical review of charts.
Work toward obtaining PRI/screen certification and conduct assessments of clients transitioning to a Nursing Home Facility.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A valid New York State Registered Nurse License.
Able to communicate verbally and in writing.
Able to utilize computer programs and enter data in an electronic field visit report.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DSS/HRA/DHS qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
In addition, the Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services offers competitive salaries and the following benefits:
Generous Pension Plans (The New York Employees’ Retirement System).
401(k) and Roth 457 Retirement Savings Programs.
U.S. Savings Bonds Flexible Spending Program.
Health Benefits, Dental, Vision Coverage, Prescription Drug Program.
Training and Professional Development.
Opportunity for Scholarship; College Savings Program.
Paid Holidays and Generous Annual Leave.
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New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
To apply for this job please visit a127-jobs.nyc.gov.